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Integrated Air Defense Systems

Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS)

FAAC created two Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS) products to meet the needs of our customers. SimBuilder™ IADS follows the unclassified data-driven mold successfully used for the SimBuilder weapons simulations. The second IADS product, ECEController™, builds on FAAC success in the Tactical Air Crew Training System / Air Combat Training System (TACTS/ACTS) ranges.

Simulator Features

SimBuilder IADS provides generic, unclassified IADS entities that are data-driven. It is an expansion of the existing SimBuilder Library that is used to create the weapon models and self-protection countermeasures and includes an add-on to the SimBuilder Graphical User Interface (GUI). This allows air combat ranges operations personnel to create or modify data sets of the IADS entities in the form of Command Posts, Air Defense Sites, EW Sites, Threat Systems, and EW Search Radar Systems. The simulated forces are then used in a scenario that can be friendly, neutral, or hostile in nature and can be assigned with varying levels of competence. The simulated forces can be coordinated through simulated command and control networks that can also be set up with varying levels of complexity and competence. SimBuilder IADS supports a wide range of ECM techniques including chaff, self-protection jamming, and stand-off jamming, each configurable through unclassified parameters. The availability of different network structures, modes of operation, force affiliation, rules of engagement, and time delays allow networks to be configured to represent virtually any geopolitical situation.

The IADS environment

ECEController incorporates an early warning network, centralized command and control, surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), anti-aircraft artillery (AAA), associated weapon system sensors including radar and electro-optical modes, EA-6B support jamming and self-protection countermeasures effects on both RF and IR weapon performance, RWR device simulation, and terrain masking. The ranges accommodate scenarios for air-to-air, air-to-ground, surface-to-air, and Electronic Warfare systems involving the simultaneous operation of up to 36 high activity aircraft (plus 100 low activity aircraft), making the TACTS/ACTS ranges the most sophisticated training environments in the world. For the ECEController™, FAAC has developed models of over 100 weapon systems, including 20 different threat air-to-air missiles, 25 different threat SAM/AAA systems, and 28 threat emitter types.

Beyond simulation development, FAAC is active in all stages of new range development upgrades.

FAAC’s recognized expertise in the development of simulations and range upgrades resulted in our involvement in the design support role for the NACTS and NTC Air Warrior programs.

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FAAC created two Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS) products to meet the needs of our customers. SimBuilder™ IADS follows the unclassified data-driven mold successfully used for the SimBuilder weapons simulations. The second IADS product, ECEController™, builds on FAAC success in the Tactical Air Crew Training System / Air Combat Training System (TACTS/ACTS) ranges.

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